Hollins College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Hollins University
How hard is it to get into Hollins College and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,375 out of 2,842 applicants were admitted making Hollins College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Hollins University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Hollins College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT75%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hollins University?
Hollins University typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1360 and Above||Good||>61%|
|1270 to 1360||Avg +||48%-61%|
|1180 to 1270||Avg -||35%-48%|
|1090 to 1180||Reach||24%-35%|
|Less than 1090||Low||<24%|
Hollins College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT37%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hollins College?
Admission data indicates that Hollins College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hollins University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>64%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||48%-64%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||38%-48%|
|21 to 23||Reach||28%-38%|
|Less than 21||Low||<28%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Hollins University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hollins University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Hollins College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||16%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
54% of Hollins University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||24%|
|Top 25% of class||54%|
|Top 50% of class||83%|
|Bottom 50% of class||17%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||11%||?||11%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply313
Applicants have 313 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hollins College before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Hollins University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232308 IPEDS survey data for Hollins University.